Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, a member of the House of Representatives who represents the federal constituency of Abuja South, has given cash to 203 market women in his district, the majority of whom are small-scale traders.
The purpose, according to Ajiya, who gave N30,000 to each of the recipients on Saturday in his hometown of Abaji, is to support market women, particularly petty traders who engage in a variety of trades.
He claimed that this gesture was a component of his 2023 campaign, in which he pledged to provide grants to market women—the majority of whom are petty traders—so they could pursue the businesses of their choice.
He claimed that the market women were chosen from each political ward in Abuja South, which included the federal constituencies of Abaji, Kwali, Gwagwalada, and Kuje.
Ajiya expressed gratitude to the women for their resilience and prayers, which helped him win at both the tribunal and the Appeal Court.
“I believe we can all recall how my opponents, PDP and Labor Party, both filed petitions against my victory at the polls as duly elected member of the House of Representatives for Abuja South. But today, we give glory to God we can emerge victorious,” he said.
He pleaded with those who didn't benefit from the grant's first phase to exercise patience, promising them that the second phase would come with benefits soon.